GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – So far, more than 4000 persons have registered to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The administering of the vaccine started this week on Monday, February 22, and has been going very well. A surge in interest in getting the vaccine has been noticeable with the increase in registration.
The procedure at the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) went very smoothly and effectively for the last three days. And because the WYCCF offered to continue as vaccination location for cluster 2 (which consists of all registered persons who are 60 years or older), the Vaccine Management Team (VMT) has decided to continue the vaccination at the WYCCF along with CPS.
All registered persons who are 60 years or older will receive an invitation via WhatsApp or email clearly stating the location, date, and time of their vaccination appointment. At present, this will be at the WYCCF or CPS.
The WYCCF is located at St. John’s Estate Road #6, and the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) at the Vineyard Office Park Building, on the W.G. Buncamper Road #33 in Philipsburg.
The Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has also offered to provide vaccination services for registered persons of the 60+ priority group. Whether they will continue to be a vaccination location has not been decided yet.
The VMT will decide and communicate about vaccination opportunities at SMMC and other vaccination locations, based on ongoing assessment in the beginning and the number of people in the 60+ category registering for the vaccine.
Registering for the vaccine can be done (also if you are under 60 years) by either visiting the online link: https://forms.sintmaartengov.org/form.aspx?v=OGtn05kNmb (which will soon be made available in different languages) or via the paper-based “COVID Vaccine Registration Form” which can be picked up at several locations, including CPS at the Vineyard Office Park Building, the Division of Labor Affairs at the Simpson Bay Public Service Center in Simpson Bay, Doctors’ offices, the Government Administration Building, and select pharmacies. Completed forms with an attached copy of your ID can be dropped off at the CPS office.
People who have questions about underlying conditions regarding the vaccine are advised to consult their family physician.
Other questions about vaccination can be emailed to email@example.com or call CPS at 914.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Members of the WYCCF Vaccine Team.